Tag Archive for bending

Lightweight part production on the next level

25 percent lower costs for carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CRFP), 50 percent reduction in CFRP embodied energy, and 80 percent CRFP recyclability into useful products: These are the technical goals for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) in Knoxville, Tennessee, which is a part of the Manufacturing USA network. With a 4,000 US ton hydraulic compression press by Schuler, IACMI is expanding a research and development vehicle scale up facility in Detroit, Michigan. The facility is operated by Michigan State University on behalf of IACMI. IACMI Charter Member The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is also providing financial support for the equipment purchase and infrastructure improvements.

The set-up accelerator

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With the new Xpert Tool Changer, Bystronic presents a compact automation solution for fast bending tool changing. This allows users to reduce the set-up time and increase bending quality.

VPSS 3i – digital production platform from AMADA

The global market situation for sheet metal manufacturing has changed significantly in the last few years. Today’s challenges are the constantly changing lot sizes, a higher number of individual assembly requests, the ever increasing quality requirements and a wider range of materials and thicknesses to process. Additionally, in order to stay relevant on the market, these challenges must be faced quickly and at the lowest price possible.

The entire production process with AMADA machines and latest processing technologies

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Production technologies are the source for innovation, differentiation, ensuring the final clients’ loyalty and facilitating the capacity to acquire new clients for the customers. AMADA not only creates machines but also answers specific needs by delivering “tailor-made” solutions. At EuroBLECH 2016 and worldwide, they strive to help customers face their economic challenges.

Radbend Begins And Ends Radan Returner’s Process

Laser cutting on a fully automated Bystronic Fiber 3kw machine driven by Radan, now takes precedence over punching, for a leading manufacturer of sheet metal welfare units for construction site and road workers.

P2lean Putting the smart into machine

The bending in general and, more specifically, the panel bending, is nowadays a central topic  since improving efficiency downstream from the cutting process plays a fundamental role in improving productivity. Salvagnini is aware of this and as usual has come up with a timely response in the shape of the innovative P2lean panel bender. Once…